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Post Posted:: April 30th, 2009, 5:08 am 
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New staff picks are available on the Librivox home page of archive.org (bottom right-hand corner) and are also posted on the LV blog.

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Post Posted:: October 2nd, 2009, 2:04 am 
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I don't know how often we put up old recordings there, but I've just started listening to http://librivox.org/scaramouche-by-rafael-sabatini/ and actually dreamed about it last night, which is quite the sign of an impressive book, I think**. I'm 3 chapters in and really enjoying it.






[** Though the night before, I dreamed I was Gregory House, investigating a bomb plot in a most SherlockHolmes-esque way. So perhaps my brain is just a culturally-fevered place in general.]

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Post Posted:: October 2nd, 2009, 2:20 am 
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Cori wrote:
I don't know how often we put up old recordings there

As often as I can. I am always on the look-out for hidden gems. The current staff picks are very much a mixture of old and new. There is much good wine in old bottles.

You obviously have a vivid imagination. My dreams are far more mundane. :(

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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2009, 10:55 am 
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I have just put up some Hallowe'en staff picks on the front page.

(I shall definitely be using Scaramouche next time, Cori. I think I will do a selection of 'oldies but goodies' in early November.)

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Post Posted:: October 22nd, 2009, 2:37 pm 
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If I might suggest something for one of the next staff picks, two of my absolute favorites here:

Falkner's Lost Stradivarius: http://librivox.org/the-lost-stradivari ... e-falkner/ (cataloged June 2008, oldie enough? :D)

Sue Anderson's recording of The Story of a Common Soldier. Really great reading: http://librivox.org/the-story-of-a-comm ... stillwell/ (not oldie, cataloged last month)

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Post Posted:: October 23rd, 2009, 1:28 am 
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Thank you, Leni! This is making my job a whole lot easier. :D

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Post Posted:: November 23rd, 2009, 11:04 pm 

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Fellow primates take note:

November 24th is the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.



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Post Posted:: November 24th, 2009, 2:10 am 
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Steampunk wrote:
November 24th is the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.


Spotlighted on Librivox home page on the Internet Archive.

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Post Posted:: November 24th, 2009, 7:47 pm 

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December theme, anyone?

We could be obvious and go with Christmas/winter themes. Or, to honor the Antipodes among us, summer themes. Maybe Ruth's "oldies but goodies"? (most of our catalog is, after all, stuff that's old and good.) Maybe a mix? Maybe just something you've heard (or read) that you think should be a "pick."

Remember, LibriVox is all of us we're all staff! So... pick! :)


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The current picks at the LibriVox Archive.org Homepage:

# Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
# Animal Ghosts
# The Book of Hallowe'en
# The Canterville Ghost
# Life of the Spider
# The Tragedy of Macbeth
# Famous Modern Ghost Stories
# Nachtstücke
# Short Ghost and Horror Collection 004
# The Beetle


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Post Posted:: November 24th, 2009, 8:42 pm 
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RuthieG wrote:
Steampunk wrote:
November 24th is the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.


Spotlighted on Librivox home page on the Internet Archive.

Ruth


Also of interest on this topic might be a recording of a book review by Asa Gray in The Atlantic, July 1860 in Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 12.

http://www.archive.org/download/nonfict ... ray_ce.mp3

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Post Posted:: December 20th, 2009, 1:39 am 
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How about some Christmas picks? There's plenty of new material this year.


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Post Posted:: December 20th, 2009, 2:00 am 
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2009 contributions - maybe there are more?

http://librivox.org/christmas-holidays- ... e-burnett/
http://librivox.org/een-kerstlied-in-pr ... s-dickens/
http://librivox.org/music-on-christmas- ... ne-bronte/
http://librivox.org/the-christmas-angel ... ell-brown/
http://librivox.org/christmas-carol-collection-2009/
http://librivox.org/adventskalender-2009-by-various/


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Post Posted:: December 20th, 2009, 2:12 am 
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I second Christmas Holidays at Merryvale. Such a cute book and just 35 minutes long - fun for the whole family.

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Post Posted:: December 24th, 2009, 4:07 am 
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The Christmas staff picks are now posted here and here*, and the 2009 Carol Collection is also spotlighted on the Internet Archive page.

*Picks are at the lower right corner of this page, and the page may take some time to update for some people.

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Post Posted:: January 10th, 2010, 8:24 am 

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I'd love to recommend http://librivox.org/the-seventh-man-by-max-brand/ to everyone - I've just catalogued it this minute. It's a Western, but not of the typical kind. It's been read by a new volunteer, Robert Keiper (this is his first solo). I was DPL, and greatly enjoyed Bob's reading. He's brilliant at creating voices for different characters (even women and children), and keeps them completely consistent. The reading is flawless. Go check it out, and drop rkeiper a PM if you liked it (being new, naturally he's anxious for feedback)!

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